Global Patent Index - EP 0938255 A3

EP 0938255 A3 2000-06-14 - Electric-component supplying method and apparatus

Title (en)

Electric-component supplying method and apparatus

Title (de)

Methode und Vorrichtung zum Zuführen elektrischer Bauelemente

Title (fr)

Méthode et appareil d'alimentation en composants électriques

Publication

EP 0938255 A3 (EN)

Application

EP 99301214 A

Priority

JP 3772798 A

Abstract (en)

[origin: EP0938255A2] A method of moving component supplying units each of which carries electric components, along a reference line along which respective component-supply portions of the component supplying units are arranged, so as to sequentially position the respective component-supply portions at a component-supply position, and causing an external drive device to operate a drive member thereof to drive a driven member of each component supplying unit and thereby feed the electric components of each unit, one by one, to the component-supply portion of each unit, the method including the steps of storing, in each component supplying unit, an energy which is transmitted from the drive member to the driven member of each unit, and operating a feeding device of each component supplying unit to utilize, after the drive member is moved off the driven member of each unit, the stored energy for performing at least a portion of at least one of a component feeding action and a component-feeding preparing action, the component feeding action causing one of the electric components of each unit to be fed to the component-supply portion of each unit, the component-feeding preparing action causing the feeding device to be prepared for the component feeding action. <IMAGE>

IPC 1-7 (main, further and additional classification)

H05K 13/02; H05K 13/04

IPC 8 full level (invention and additional information)

H05K 13/02 (2006.01); H05K 13/04 (2006.01)

CPC (invention and additional information)

H05K 13/02 (2013.01); H05K 13/0452 (2013.01); Y10T 156/1768 (2013.01)

Citation (search report)

Designated contracting state (EPC)

AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

EPO simple patent family

EP 0938255 A2 19990825; EP 0938255 A3 20000614; JP H11238999 A 19990831; US 6199738 B1 20010313

INPADOC legal status


2000-10-25 [18W] WITHDRAWN

- Date of withdrawal: 20000831

2000-07-12 [17P] REQUEST FOR EXAMINATION FILED

- Effective date: 20000517

2000-06-14 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A3

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2000-06-14 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

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1999-08-25 [AK] DESIGNATED CONTRACTING STATES:

- Kind Code of Ref Document: A2

- Designated State(s): AT BE CH CY DE DK ES FI FR GB GR IE IT LI LU MC NL PT SE

1999-08-25 [AX] REQUEST FOR EXTENSION OF THE EUROPEAN PATENT TO

- Free text: AL;LT;LV;MK;RO;SI